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When an adult is hungry, we consider this a present act. Thus, when a child suffers from hunger, this act goes to another dimension, it happens in the future, for a child is potential and is just on his way to develop as a human being.

Malnutrition is an alarming problem in Panama and I believe that as citizens we all must be aware that this condition not only affects those who suffer from it, but also the development and productivity of our country. It is a reality that affects us all.

My name is Marlene Franco. Thanks for visiting Alimentando el Futuro (Feeding the Future)! This is my thesis about child malnutrition in the area of Kankintu, located in the Ngäbe Buglé indigenous reservation of Panama.

I am a student of graphic design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. I believe graphic design works as a powerful tool for communicating ideas and messages in order to create positive change in the world. Please browse the site and learn more about my thesis. Thank you!